Through Quilt, Weaver House Director Pieces Together His Past

Weaver House Director and social worker Michael Pearson

Behind Weaver House Director Michael Pearson’s desk stands a reminder of jobs past, of inspirations still present, of trials and tribulations turned into triumphs – stitched together in the form of a quilt.

Tutor brings ‘heart of a servant’ to Partnership Village

Simone Boney wants to dedicate her life to helping disadvantaged populations. So far, she’s off to a great start. Before she started applying to medical school, before she became a tutor at Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Partnership Village, before she even arrived in Greensboro, she knew she wanted to help others. “I have always had a […]

Kids Fit Club gets Partnership Village’s youngest residents moving

Paul Gilmer gets out of the car, sets down an amp and the music starts pumping. Suddenly, the kids at Partnership Village who had been relaxing in the shade snap to attention. It’s time for the Kids Fit Club to begin.

GUM clients get a taste of food pantry recipes

Bisquick, canned pumpkin and a dash of cinnamon — turns out, those simple ingredients commonly found in Greensboro Urban Ministry’s food pantry make some great pumpkin muffins.

A Family Ascending

This August will mark two years since the day L.J.’s life turned upside down. “It’s a day I will never forget,” she says, wiping away tears. “It was the first day of school. The sun was shining through the windows. And then there was a knock on my door. Two police officers were outside, telling […]

At Pathways, A Family’s First Portrait

Photo of Dave Dulaney (above) taken by Will Hayes.  “Ok, y’all ready?” Dave Dulaney tells the Pathways Center residents – a family of three — posing in front of a white canvas not to be startled by the camera’s flash. The boy’s young friend, sitting at a nearby table, smiles mischievously. “Alright, one, two, three.” The camera […]

Sponsorship Spotlights Client Successes

Rhett Blanchard knows a good deal when he sees one – and the Flow Buick-GMC of Greensboro general manager says his decision to donate funds to Greensboro Urban Ministry was one of those. “We have donated money in the past to nonprofits where I feel like the money didn’t stay local or help people directly,” […]

Groove Jam breaks new record

They say one act of giving gives way to subsequent acts of kindness. In Rich Lerner’s case, that age-old saying held true. The local musician decided to start Groove Jam — an annual music festival showcasing local bands and benefitting Greensboro Urban Ministry – after attending fellow musician Warren Haynes’ own music festival in Asheville […]

Frazier Elementary’s Penny Drive against Poverty

Frazier Elementary School showed that a penny may be small, but pennies – plural – can be powerful … and heavy. From March to May of this year, students in Frazier’s ACES (Afterschool Care Enrichment Services) program enthusiastically collected coins as part of a penny drive for the homeless. Each student made a personal bank […]

Swarming Together to Serve Greensboro

The Greensboro Swarm recently kicked off its Swarm Summer of Service at Greensboro Urban Ministry. Swarm staff members served lunch, helped stock the pantry and brought items out to food pantry customers. “People are supporting us on the court. We want to support them off the court,” said Kat Kienle, the Greensboro Swarm’s manager of […]